A Toast to MPI Minnesota's 40th Anniversary

  • A Toast to MPI Minnesota's 40th Anniversary

     
    POSTED July 18, 2019
     
  • A Toast to MPI Minnesota's 40th Anniversary

     
    POSTED July 18, 2019
     
  • A Toast to MPI Minnesota's 40th Anniversary

     
    POSTED July 18, 2019
     
  • A Toast to MPI Minnesota's 40th Anniversary

     
    POSTED July 18, 2019
     

MPI Minnesota celebrated its 40th anniversary on May 17th at the newly remodeled Treasure Island Resort and Casino. The event kicked off with a volunteer appreciation cruise on the Mississippi, thanking those that have served on committees or the board for the past 40 years. The awards gala followed at the Treasure Island Resort event center. 

The celebration continued over a surf & turf plated dinner. MPI Minnesota distributed their prestigious Excellence in Meeting Professionals International (EMPI) awards to the following five participants:

Outstanding Meeting or Event: Tom Edelen, Thrivent Financial

Outstanding Planner Member: Amanda Sullivan, CFA Society of Minnesota

Outstanding Supplier Member: Kathryn Laulainen, The Marquette Hotel

Outstanding Supporting Company: Synergos AMC

Rising Star: Emily Van Lith, Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities

The night ended with full black jack tables and a performance by the band Hitchville. MPI hosts about a dozen events a year and welcomes non-members to attend meetings.

The Minnesota State Fair is essentially a red carpet event for Minnesotans. That is, if red carpet events include food that is either fried, on a stick, or both. To celebrate the great love that Minnesotans have for their state, Radisson Blu Mall of America is offering state fair-themed meetings.

 

Red Wing has, “a beautiful and quaint small river feel with a lot to do and a lot to see,” says Brittany O’Neill, director of sales and events for Red Wing Golf Course. “Red Wing provides a great change of scenery with something for everyone. Hiking, biking, shopping, dining and, of course, golf!” 

 
In July, Chris Heeter, The Wild Institute and thousands of fans had to say goodbye to beloved speaker dog Tuu Weh.

With her fists closed tightly, Chris Heeter let her hands drop lightly to her sides, opening her palms widely and wildly. And with that small, simple motion, Heeter was unknowingly opening not just her hands, but her heart to a presence that would change her life as well as thousands of others.